Name the area of the United States that is characterized by fault-block mountains with streams that drain into adjoining basins?
The region of U.S. that has fault-block mountains as well as steams that drain into the adjoining basins.
Fault blocks mountains are developed by the movement of wide crystal blocks under forces that pull apart the Earth’s crust.
Explanation of Solution
Basin and range area located in Western U.S has fault-block mountains. The fault-block mountains are the result of tectonic mechanisms, including the extension of lithosphere. The basin and range are collectively referred to as the Great Basin.
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